Andrew Stanton

The writer-director (pictured, left, with producer John Lasseter) who won best animated feature for “ <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000159" title="Wall-E (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/wall-e-%28movie%29-ENMV000159.topic">Wall-E</a>,” is in preproduction on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP012232" title="Pixar Animation Studios" href="/topic/business/media-industry/movie-industry/pixar-animation-studios-ORCRP012232.topic">Pixar</a>’s first live-action film, “John Carter of Mars.” The film, based on the books by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000760" title="Edgar Rice Burroughs" href="/topic/entertainment/edgar-rice-burroughs-PECLB000760.topic">Edgar Rice Burroughs</a>, will have a live-action cast surrounded by CG creatures and backdrops. The pulp novels recount the adventures of a Civil War veteran who finds himself transported to the surface of Mars.

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The writer-director (pictured, left, with producer John Lasseter) who won best animated feature for “ Wall-E,” is in preproduction on Pixar’s first live-action film, “John Carter of Mars.” The film, based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, will have a live-action cast surrounded by CG creatures and backdrops. The pulp novels recount the adventures of a Civil War veteran who finds himself transported to the surface of Mars.

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